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English noun: stag

1. stag (animal) a male deer, especially an adult male red deer


Broader (hypernym)American elk, Cervus elaphus, elk, red deer, wapiti

2. stag (animal) adult male deer

Broader (hypernym)buck

Narrower (hyponym)royal, royal stag

English verb: stag

1. stag (social) attend a dance or a party without a female companion

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

2. stag (communication) give away information about somebody

SamplesHe told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam.

Synonymsbetray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, shit, shop, snitch, tell on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)sell out

3. stag (communication) watch, observe, or inquire secretly

Synonymssleuth, snoop, spy

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)monitor, supervise

Entailenquire, inquire, investigate

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